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The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Safeco Field.
The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ryan Dempster in this game. Dempster has a 5-8 record and a 4.04 ERA this season.
Dempster's opponent in this one will be Erasmo Ramirez. The Mariners righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
The Red Sox were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Seattle has lost 2 straight games.
Boston: 56-37 SU
Seattle: 40-51 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston at Oakland, Friday, July 12
Seattle home to LA Angels, Friday, July 12